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  • Six venue ideas for work Christmas parties

    August 05, 2023

    With less than five months till Christmas, it is time to secure venues for staff end of year celebrations. To ensure the perfect venue for your ideal dates, don’t delay! Here are some ideas of places to consider.

    The Commons Collective

    Embrace the unique blend of historic charm and modern elegance at The Commons Collective on the fringe of Melbourne's CBD. With roots in the 1890s, this venue is ready to host up to 1,900 delegates, offering an array of distinctive spaces, each rich with character.

    The opulent, heritage-listed Ormond Hall, an art deco theatre with high ceilings and historic charm, creates a remarkable atmosphere of inclusion. It can cater to 200 guests for a banquet set up to 300 for a cocktail reception.

    The seductive Bar Moubray, reminiscent of the prohibition era, exudes a dark, sultry allure and can cater up to 100 for a banquet set up or 250 for a cocktail reception. On the other hand, the airy Conservatory and Beer Garden offer delightful open-air vibes within the comfort of indoor amenities, perfect for winding down under the flickering festoon lights.

    These unique settings are the backdrop for captivating activations, carefully curated food stations, and sophisticated cocktail bars, engaging your delegates at every turn.

    Each space within The Commons Collective can be booked individually or combined for larger events.

    Contact the Melbourne Convention Bureau team to find out more about The Commons Collective and other venues to host your staff Christmas party.

    GQ ball at art deco Ormond Hall in Melbourne

    The Luxcoach

    For small staff Christmas parties, consider booking The Luxcoach to reach your venue.

    Luxcoach is a luxury coach that seats 20 guests in lounge-style seating, with an onboard cocktail bar and butler service. Travel in true luxury to a Christmas event, while being served drinks from their butler service in their onboard cocktail bar. This is road travel that is focused on your journey, not just your destination.

    Consider travelling via Luxcoach to reach Rochford Winery in the Yarra Valley or a private dining booking in the city such as The Ritz-Carlton Melbourne’s Atria restaurant or Warabi at W Melbourne.

    Contact the Melbourne Convention Bureau team to find out more about The Luxcoach and other venues to host your staff Christmas party.

    Luxury coach with onboard bar

    Crown Aviary

    Imagine your event beneath the Melbourne skyline, with incredible views of the city and the Yarra River framed by rooftop gardens. Crown Aviary offers a breathtaking one-of-a-kind rooftop experience like no other, right in the heart of Melbourne.

    Suitable for up to 550 guests in a cocktail setting or up to 400 seated, the Crown Aviary is an exceptional destination for all kinds of events, complete with Crown Melbourne’s legendary service and impeccable food and beverage options.

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    Contact the Melbourne Convention Bureau team to find out more about Crown Aviary and other event spaces within Crown Melbourne to host your staff Christmas party.

    Crown Aviary

    The Glasshouse

    With stunning floor-to-ceiling windows and exceptional facilities, The Event Space at The Glasshouse is perfect for your company’s Christmas event.

    Soak up Melbourne’s summer on their vast balcony with sweeping views of the Olympic Park Precinct and Yarra River. Or enjoy drinks and canapes in The Pre-Event Space that caters for 350 guests cocktail style, or 100 seated (it can be enjoyed in its own right, or as a stylish prelude to The Event Space).

    The Event Space itself is surrounded by glass, where guests feel like they are both one with the night sky and part of the celebrations inside.

    An operable wall divides The Event Space into two spaces; The Large Event Space and The Small Event Space. The Event Space can host up to 500 guests, or with a dance floor included, up to 450 guests. The Large Event Space can host up to 350 guests, and the Small Event Space up to 150.

    Contact the Melbourne Convention Bureau team to find out more about The Glasshouse and other venues to host your staff Christmas party.

    Event venue Melbourne

    Chapter Place at Pentridge

    For a special long table Christmas dinner, make sure to check out The Long Hall at the new Chapter Place at Pentridge.

    Chapter Place at Pentridge has reimagined the original south wing hall of the Pentridge prison wing and brought it to life with a 40-metre long hall for unique events. Surrounded by cells, with ten metre high arched ceilings and central feature pane glass window, this hall is a show stopping location for an unforgettable long table Christmas event.

    The space can cater for a 150-person cocktail reception100 for a long table event or 120 for a banquet event. Pre-dinner drinks can be held in another of the historic venue’s unique spaces in the heart of Pentridge – The Reflection Garden.

    Contact the Melbourne Convention Bureau team to find out more about Chapter Place at Pentridge and other venues to host your staff Christmas party.

    Long table set up in historic Melbourne venue with high white arched ceilings.

    South Wharf Promenade

    Showtime Event Group is a leading event venue and catering company expert at activating the entire South Wharf Promenade on the banks of Melbourne’s Yarra River. This activation is ideal for large parties with thousands of guests (they can activate the promenade for up to 6,500 people!).

    To create an event to remember, Showtime Event Group use their riverside venues Cargo Hall, Polly Woodside,  Aerial and Showtime Event Centre, plus partner with other venues along the promenade including Common Man, Plus 5, Boho, 53 South Wharf.

    Contact the Melbourne Convention Bureau team to find out more about activating Melbourne’s South Wharf Promenade and other venue ideas for your staff Christmas party.

    South Wharf Event Activation at Night in Melbourne